Tabled Fables

Series produced by Amy Kraft

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Tabled Fables is a podcast about fairy tales.

Tabled Fables is a podcast that explores the world of fairy tales to find out what they mean, how they've evolved and what makes them stick. Each month we discuss a different fairy tale with the help of anthropologists, psychologists, authors and fairy tale experts. To learn more or to get in touch you can visit our blog at and you can email us at tabledfables (at) Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing from you.

4 Pieces

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In this episode we discuss how Jack's conquest of the giant relates to 19th century English colonialism with the help of scholar Brian Szumsky. We ...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2013
  • Length: 22:35
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In this episode we talk about a lesser known tale, The Armless Maiden. How does she get her arms chopped off you ask? Maybe her dad does it to save...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2013
  • Length: 19:56
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Catskin is part two of our series on tales of the persecuted heroine. If you think Cinderella had it rough, this girl's dad will do anything to mar...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2013
  • Length: 18:18
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In this episode we explore beast bridegroom tales and other stories where pigs marry peasants and men fall for snakes. It's a mad fairy tale world ...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2013
  • Length: 27:22